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Story Dated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 03:57 hrs EDT

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath today indicated that the monsoon session of Parliament may be further extended as crucial Bills are pending.

“If need be we can extend the monsoon session of Parliament. Key legislations are pending and must be passed. I am hopeful that all political parties will recognise this and cooperate,” Nath told presspersons outside Parliament House.

Sources said the Government is in touch with the BJP and other parties for extension of the session.

The Land Acquisition Bill is pending in the Rajya Sabha and may have to be sent back to the Lok Sabha in case fresh amendments are passed by the Upper House. The Government has reportedly accepted four amendments of the BJP.

The Government is also keen on the passage of crucial legislations, including the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Amendment) Bill, the Pensions Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill and the RTI Amendment Bill.

The monsoon session was scheduled to end on August 30 but was extended till September 6. With just two more days to go and several Bills pending, the Government is keen on extending the session.

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